Trần Văn Khê

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Trần Văn Khê

Trần Văn Khê (24 July 1921 - 24 June 2015) was a Vietnamese musicologist, academic, writer, teacher and performer of traditional music. He was father of the musician ethnomusicologist Trần Quang Hải.[1] His La musique viêtnamienne traditionnelle (Paris, 1962) was for many years a standard text of Vietnamese musicology.[2]

He was director of research at CNRS and professor at the Sorbonne, and in 2008 named a Honorary Member of the International Music Council of UNESCO where he is coordinator of the project "The Universe of Music, A History".[3][4]



  1. ^ GS-TS Trần Văn Khê mừng thọ Phạm Duy
  2. ^ "GS Trần Văn Khê qua đời" (in Vietnamese). Vietnam Net. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ Vietnam folk music in line for UNESCO credit | Vietnam Overview[permanent dead link] 25 Jan 2011
  4. ^ 'Tran Van Khe Library' opens in HCMC — TalkVietnam 23 Aug 2012